AGNORA

Processes For

Architectural Glass

Our leading lineup of enormous fabrication technology and a culture that promotes time, accuracy and attention to detail sets AGNORA's services apart. Learn about our full suite of capabilities below.

Beautiful glass makes the space without being seen.
AGNORA fabricates the largest glass in North America at 130″ x 300″ (3.3 x 7.6m) up to 4″ (100mm) thick.

INSULATED GLASS UNITS

AGNORA is home to one of the largest Insulated Glass Unit (IGU / custom widows) lines in North America able to assemble lites up to 130″ x 300″ and from 1/2″ to 3 1/2″ thick (3.3 x 7.6m and 12 to 90mm).  Our commitment to quality runs deep, taking the extra time to bend spacers, rather than cut, and measure anisotropy and visual defects through our SoftSolutions in-line scanner.  The end result: You receive glass that is flawless, clear, and sealed.

LAMINATION

AGNORA operates the largest lamination line in North America with the ability to marry glass lites totalling 130″x300″ up to 1/4″ to 3 5/32″ (3.3 x 7.6m x 6-80mm).  As an industry leader in precision alignment, we retain an impressive skillset that harnesses knowledge, patience, and precision to perform these complex procedures.  AGNORA’s lamination line hosts a wide array of structural, colour and custom laminates to satisfy any project requirement and our commitment to continual improvement sees us using the best nip and autoclave processes for a pristine finish.

LAMINATION

AGNORA operates the largest lamination line in North America with the ability to combine glass lites totaling 130″ x 300″ and up to 1/4″ to 3 5/32″ thick (3.3 x 7.6m x 6 to 80mm).  As an industry leader in precision alignment, we retain an impressive skillset that harnesses knowledge, patience, and precision to perform these complex procedures.  AGNORA’s lamination line hosts a wide array of structural, colour and custom laminates to satisfy any project requirement and our commitment to continual improvement means we use the best nip and autoclave processes for a pristine finish.

EDGEWORK & POLISHING

AGNORA employs the most sophisticated and precise Intermac CNC’s on the market and is home to the largest single edge polisher in the world (polishing up to 4”/100mm thick). We provide CNC fabrication, polishing, and edging capabilities across a wide range of applications. Experienced CNC operators create brilliant works that include custom shapes for art exhibits, staircases, windows, and skylights. 

DIGITAL PRINTING & PAINTING

AGNORA’s leading-edge Dip-Tech NeraD ceramic printer provides incredible imaging possibilities for high-quality architectural glass applications. From printing custom artwork to bird-friendly frit to entire building murals, AGNORA provides a perfectly implemented, permanent, and striking oversize (up to 130″ x 300” / 3.3 x 7.6m) custom digital print solution.  Home to North and South America’s largest ceramic printer our highly skilled digital print technicians have over 80 years of combined print industry experience to help guide our customers through the creative process with ease.

AGNORA can also apply ceramic ink and Opacicoat through its traditional wide roll coater.

DIGITAL PRINTING & PAINTING

AGNORA’s leading-edge Dip-Tech NeraD ceramic printer provides incredible imaging possibilities for high-quality architectural glass applications. From printing custom artwork to bird-friendly frit to entire building murals, AGNORA provides a perfectly implemented, permanent, and striking oversize (up to 130″ x 300” / 3.3 x 7.6m) custom digital print solution.  Home to North and South America’s largest ceramic printer our highly skilled digital print technicians have over 80 years of combined print industry experience to help guide our customers through the creative process with ease.

AGNORA can also apply ceramic ink and Opacicoat through its traditional wide roll coater.

TEMPERING & HEAT TREATMENT

For increased safety and strength, our tempered and heat strengthened glass offers greater resistance to thermal and mechanical stresses. Using high-quality optical in-line scanning equipment, AGNORA’s anisotropy scanner, and the ASTM C1901 standard for measurement, AGNORA perfects its process to balance optical clarity and anisotropy for each glass type.  This continual optimization is applied across coated, uncoated, and printed glass, yielding the absolute best-in-class clarity.

HEAT SOAK TESTING

Spontaneous breakage of tempered glass is the result of Nickel Sulfide (NiS) expansion. NiS inclusions are small particles that are formed in the manufacturing process of glass from the interaction of the firing agent and surrounding metallic surfaces.  Heat Soak Testing is a cheap, effective insurance policy that helps to ensure that glass breakage from this phenomenon does not occur in the field. The process reduces the downtime and additional cost associated with labour, logistics, installing, and managing broken lites.

HEAT SOAK TESTING

Spontaneous breakage of tempered glass is the result of Nickel Sulfide (NiS) expansion. NiS inclusions are small particles that are formed in the manufacturing process of glass from the interaction of the firing agent and surrounding metallic surfaces.  Heat Soak Testing is a cheap, effective insurance policy that helps to ensure that glass breakage from this phenomenon does not occur in the field. The process reduces the downtime and additional cost associated with labour, logistics, installing, and managing broken lites.

What They’re Saying

AGNORA’s customer service was excellent. They were very responsive to our needs in regards to changes on the fly during the installation process. The glass was fabricated with great edgework and alignment, and it was packaged perfectly for us. It was delivered right on time when we needed it. Their team was on point.

W&W Glass, LLC

Just a quick note to let you know all went extremely well with last night's delivery! The driver was great with pre-delivery communication, and the glass is perfect...the polished edges were so helpful in the application. Many thanks to all of you for helping us to be successful, as well as ahead of schedule.

Meridian Contract Glazing

Everything was perfect. We have installed the glass and it looks amazing. As I think you are aware this all started because we broke one of the original three pieces and then I decided to replace everything. There is actually no comparison between the quality of what we had originally to what you supplied. The edge treatment is extraordinary and looks like cut crystal and the sheets are perfectly flat. I would love to bring my office up for a tour of your plant if that is something that might be possible. Thanks so much. You guys are amazing.

Architects Alliance

I'm wondering why I never contacted these guys sooner! Seriously, they all have commendable talent in their respective fields and knocked my concept out of the ballpark. Thanks for an amazing experience!

Jack GrahamCo Founder, Coffee Inc

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